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FIAT Tipo

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Fiat Tipo Review

Highlights

  • Low P11d
  • Efficient engines
  • Spacious interior

 

Arval’s pick of the range:

Fiat Tipo Lounge 1.3 Multijet II 95hp manual estate

 

Fiat Tipo - Overview

Fiat has brought the Tipo name, which first shot to fame in the late 1980s, back for its latest small family hatch and estate. The Fiat Tipo offers a no-nonsense approach with great value for money in an ultra-competitive sector.

DRIVING

What is the Fiat Tipo like to drive?

The Fiat Tipo majors on comfort rather than a sporty drive. The seats and suspension combine to provide all occupants a relaxing experience. The steering is light, making the Tipo especially easy to park and manoeuver around town. The diesel engines are particularly efficient and, as a result, offer a low 21% benefit-in-kind tax band. Couple this to a low list price and the monthly tax position becomes seriously attractive. The 1.3 Multijet is also known for producing real-world fuel figures that are more in keeping with the official figures than many alternative engine derivatives. The diesel engines are also strong units providing excellent performance figures too.

What engines and gearboxes are available?

Petrol engines:

  • 1.4 16v 95hp, 132g/km CO2 (25% BIK), 49.6mpg
  • 1.4 T-Jet 120hp, 139g/km CO2 (26% BIK), 47.1mpg
  • 1.6 E-Torq 110hp, 147g/km CO2 (28% BIK), 44.8mpg

 

Diesel engines:

  • 1.3 Multijet II 95hp, 99g/km CO2 (21% BIK), 76.3mpg
  • 1.6 Multijet II 95hp, 98-99g/km CO2 (21% BIK), 74.3-76.3mpg

 

Gearboxes:

  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed automatic

Need more information on BIK (benefit in kind) and CO2? Then why not try our calculator to help you work out your running costs.

FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Fiat Tipo trim levels explained

There are three, simple to understand, trim levels for the Fiat Tipo; Easy, Easy Plus and Lounge.

Easy

  • DAB radio
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • 16” steel wheels
  • Split folding rear seats
  • Powered and heated door mirrors
  • Aux socket
  • Aircon

 

Easy Plus (in addition to Easy)

  • 16” alloys
  • 5” infotainment screen
  • Parking sensors

 

Lounge

  • 17” alloys
  • Lumbar support on driver’s seat
  • Auto lights and wipers
  • Parking camera
  • Sat nav

How to spec the Fiat Tipo

The Fiat Tipo is all about great value. As a result, the best version to opt for is the entry model – the Tipo Easy 1.3 Multijet II 95hp manual, in either hatch or estate depending on your needs. The Easy trim level may be the start point of the range, but it is generously equipped with a digital radio, Bluetooth, cruise control, aux socket, aircon and more. Alternative hatchbacks with such equipment, and with the amount of interior space the Tipo provides, are several thousand pounds more in terms of list price, which has a positive impact on the Fiat driver’s monthly tax position.

Fiat Tipo Interior – what’s it like?

Inside, the Fiat Tipo is among the roomiest hatchbacks in the sector. The boot is a very healthy 440 litres for the hatch and 550 for the estate. All versions come with split-folding rear seats, so you can easily expand the boot when needed. Moving forward, the rear seats also offer plenty of leg and headroom for three adults and the front seats are raised slightly so that your rear passengers can easily get their feet underneath and the driver has a comfortable driving position. The interior materials are well put together and durable. While the dashboard layout is simple to get to grips with.

THE ALTERNATIVES

Fiat Tipo Alternatives

Alternatives include the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra, Peugeot 308, Nissan Pulsar, Toyota Auris, Citroen C4, Renault Megane, Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia, SEAT Leon, VW Golf, Kia Cee’d and Hyundai i30.

VERDICT

Verdict

The Fiat Tipo may be a no-frills option in the small family hatchback market, but this also means you’re not paying for things you don’t want or need. The well-built Fiat Tipo is a refreshing car that is just what many want.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS VEHICLE

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